Wednesday, 14 June 2017 17:00

Chakka Erissery Recipe - Kerala Style Coconut Laced Jackfruit Sabzi

A Kerala classic served at the traditional Sadhya, this Chakka Erissery Recipe is a healthy diabetic friendly recipe. It has the goodness of raw jackfruits, that is tossed in spices and coconut to give it a lovely flavour.

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Chakka Erissery Recipe is a delicious Kerala Style Coconut Laced Jackfruit Sabzi, that is served at the Traditional Kerala Sadhya, which is a grand feast made and served on a banana leaf during special occasions.   

This delicious Sabzi/Erissery has Raw Jackfruit that is pressure cooked along with a spicy coconut masala is finished with a tempering of garlic. 

Did you know: Raw Jackfruit  is a rich source of dietary fiber, and does not contain any sugar. It can help beat diabetes, and also improves insulin resistance in diabetic people.

Serve Chakka Erissery Recipe along with hot Steamed Rice RecipeKerala Style Pulissery Recipe (Mor Kuzhambu)Kerala Style Pazham Pori Recipe (Banana Fry)to make it a complete meal.

If you are looking for an Indian Diabetic meal, serve this Chakka Erissery Recipe along with 

If you like this recipe, try more Erissery Recipes such as:

  1. Chena Vazhakkai Erissery Recipe (Yam Stir fry with Coconut & Spices)
  2. Pumpkin Erissery Recipe (Kerala Style Pumpkin Sabzi with coconut)
  3. Chena Kaya Erissery Recipe
  4. Chenakayi Erissery Recipe (Yam Erissery)

Cuisine: Kerala Recipes

Course: Side Dish

Diet: Vegetarian

Equipments Used: Hard Anodised Kadai (Wok)

Prep in 15 M

Cooks in 15 M

Total in 30 M

Makes: 2 Servings


  • 300 grams Jackfruit Ripe (Kathal) , chopped coarsely
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black pepper powder
  • Salt , to taste
  • For grinding
  • 1/2 cup Fresh coconut , grated
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • For seasoning
  • 1/2 cup Fresh coconut , pieces
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • 2 Dry Red Chillies
  • 6 cloves Garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
  • 3 teaspoon Coconut Oil

Directions for Chakka Erissery Recipe - Kerala Style Coconut Laced Jackfruit Sabzi

  1. To begin making Chakka Erissery Recipe, let us first cut the raw jackfruit. In order to do that we have to first, grease our hands and the knife that we are going to use, with some oil.

  2. This important tip ensures that the hands don't get sticky from the natural fruit latex/sap present in the fruit does not get onto your hands and makes the cutting process hassle-free. 

  3. Keep a bowl of water mixed with some salt, ready to put the cut raw jackfruit pieces to avoid discolouration of the fruit.

  4. Now that your hands and knife are well greased, cut the the jackfruit in half, discard the skin and start making 1 inch pieces and soak them in the salted water.

  5. Place the jackfruit in a pressure cooker with 1/4 cup of water and turmeric powder, red chilli powder, pepper powder and salt.

  6. Pressure cook for 1 whistle and turn off the heat.

  7. Allow the pressure to release naturally. 

  8. In a mixer grinder, combine the grated coconut, and cumin seeds into a fine smooth paste along with some water. 

  9. Once the pressure from the pressure cooker has released naturally, open the lid, add the coconut masala and return to flame.

  10. Cook on medium low heat for 3-4 minutes with no lid on, stirring continuously so that it does not get burnt down. turn off the flame.

  11. Heat coconut oil in a tadka pan on low heat. Once the oil is hot, add mustard seeds, when they splutter, add garlic, dry red chillies, curry leaves and coconut pieces and fry  for 2-3 minutes and turn off the in a few seconds. 

  12. Add this tadka to the Chakka Erissery. 

  13. Serve Chakka Erissery Recipe along with hot Steamed Rice RecipeKerala Style Pulissery Recipe (Mor Kuzhambu)Kerala Style Pazham Pori Recipe (Banana Fry)to make it a complete meal.

  14. If you are looking for an Indian Diabetic meal, serve this Chakka Erissery Recipe along with Masala Jowar Bhakri RecipeHorsegram Dal Recipe and Spinach And Millet Pulav Recipe for a complete meal.